Jun 12 2018

Dallas Arboretum: Wind Sculptures in Motion - Dallas (Extended thru Aug. 31)

Apr 15 2018 - 9:00am to Jul 31 2018 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

122 copper wind sculptures by Utah-based sculptor Lyman Whitaker. The exhibit has been extended through the end of August.


EPA Region 6: Environmental Justice Forum - Dallas (Thru June 13)

Jun 12 2018 - 1:00pm to Jun 13 2018 - 5:00pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel (Bryan Ballroom A)
1015 Elm Street
Dallas , TX

This 1.5 day free forum highlights successful multi-stakeholder collaboration between government, industry and communities and opportunities to meet and interact with EPA, state and local staff. Topics to be covered include:

Collaborative Efforts to Address the Tar Creek (Ottawa County) Superfund Site;
Success in the Making: The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the City of Blytheville;
The Merger of Small Water Systems in Rural New Mexico;
Benefits of Air Monitoring in Environmental Justice Communities; 
Fort Worth – Getting the Lead Out;
Opportunities to Address Historic Environmental Injustice: Lessons from the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge Settlement;
Hurricane Harvey – The State and Federal Environmental Response and Community Perspective;
Addressing Odor Complaints Near Industrial Facilities in Louisiana.

Info: Gloria Vaughn, vaughn.gloria@epa.gov, 214-665-7535.


ACTION ALERT! Liveable Arlington: Public Hearing on Gas Well Permit

Jun 12 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Arlington City Hall
101 W Abram St
Arlington , TX

City Council will vote again on Special Use Permit SUP 08-31R2 to establish a drill zone at Cornerstone. This is a second reading, public hearing on this happened on May 22 with 81 people in opposition, public will not be speaking at this.

Next, on the same night, there will be a public hearing on issuing a Gas Well Permit to Total for the same wells at Cornerstone. Public will be allowed to speak, then there will be a vote.

Rules for public speaking - sign a yellow card in opposition to the gas well permit when you arrive, everyone gets 3 minutes.

Check back for updates on the Facebook event page.

Dallas Sierra Club: Texas Wildflowers & Good Faith Impact - Farmers Branch

Jun 12 2018 - 7:00pm
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane Building H, Geotechnology Institute building
Farmers Branch , TX

Wildflowers of Texas

Michael Eason will talk about Texas wildflowers and will explain the diversity of our flora and reasons behind this diversity. His presentation will include numerous photographs of Texas flora and their habitats. There will be images of plants that have rarely, if ever, been photographed, and the associated tales tracking down some of these plants. Michael will talk about new species in Texas and the rediscovery of a South Texas water lily (Nymphaea ampla), and will include examples of pollination biology, seed dispersal, and errors in collections.

Michael's book, Wildflowers of Texas, is a field guide covering 1,170 taxa of both native and naturalized species, and primarily covers herbaceous flowering plants. The book contains common, uncommon, and rare plants found within the borders of Texas. While the book contains species found in other field guides, many of the plants within have never been included in other Texas field guides and some of the plants never properly, if ever, photographed.  


Michael Eason is a freelance botanist who performs plant surveys and inventories on both private and public lands throughout Texas. Additionally, he is on staff at San Antonio Botanical Gardens, where he heads their Rare Plant Research and Conservation Program. Previously he worked for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center as their Conservation Program Manager, a position he held from 2003-2012.  During this time he managed such projects as the Millennium Seed Bank, Ferns of the Trans-Pecos, and Vegetation Survey of Big Bend National Park.  

Good Faith Impact

Tracy Wallace will tell us about Good Faith Impact, a non-profit organization focused on workforce development and training in the community for renewable energy jobs and clean technology business practices. Such training will promote environmentally conscious careers that improve the conditions in local communities. Empowerment programming will address the root causes of poverty through sustainable solutions that have a lasting impact.

Everybody is welcome. You don't have to be a Sierra Club member.  

From 6:30 to 7 p.m., enjoy snacks and refreshments as you wander among various issue booths to pick up information and talk with Sierra Club members.  

DIRECTIONS: http://www.dallassierraclub.org/page.htm?generalmeeting

Info: Kirk Miller, 972-699-1687 or KirkMiller@DallasSierraClub.org